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2020 California Journalism Awards Campus Columns Contest Winners – High Schools

2020 California Journalism Awards
Campus Columns Contest Winners

High Schools

 

First-place and second-place plaques will be shipped directly to the winning publications in the coming weeks.

Personalized certificates will also be mailed to winners in each category.

A complete list of all California Journalism Award winners will be provided on May 18th.

 

Circ Group(s)Category NameAwardOrganizationCityEntry TitleCommentsCreditsCompetition Comments
High SchoolsColumnsFirst PlaceGranite Bay High School-The GazetteGranite BayCommentary: Forced diversity in entertainment is dismal progress; Commentary: Women can't winPresented their positions in unique and captivating ways.Piper BaconI thoroughly enjoyed reading pieces by such a unique blend of voices and unique perspectives. Everyone who applied should be proud of the work they put forward.
High SchoolsColumnsSecond PlaceCastro Valley High School-The OlympianCastro ValleyAlex TamTook clear positions and backed them up with strong examples and evidence.Alex TamI thoroughly enjoyed reading pieces by such a unique blend of voices and unique perspectives. Everyone who applied should be proud of the work they put forward.
High SchoolsColumnsThird PlaceCastro Valley High School-The OlympianCastro ValleyJosie de la TorreBy writing about personal experiences I was invested and impacted by the work.Josie de la TorreI thoroughly enjoyed reading pieces by such a unique blend of voices and unique perspectives. Everyone who applied should be proud of the work they put forward.
High SchoolsColumnsFourth PlaceGranite Bay High School-The GazetteGranite BayCommentary: When the trip of a lifetime begins to feel like a nightmare; Commentary: My connection to Mexican culture is mainly my DNA, is that enough?Strong narrative writing and interesting introspection in both pieces.Ali JuellI thoroughly enjoyed reading pieces by such a unique blend of voices and unique perspectives. Everyone who applied should be proud of the work they put forward.
High SchoolsColumnsFifth PlaceSacramento Country Day School-The OctagonMY ANGLE: Being stuck at home isn't so bad; QUARANTINE CRASH COURSE: Sophomore spends week focused on photographyI learned something about photography and enjoyed the online presentation.Arjin ClaireI thoroughly enjoyed reading pieces by such a unique blend of voices and unique perspectives. Everyone who applied should be proud of the work they put forward.
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